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wayoflife
08-04-2012, 11:16 PM
Slickrock is one of the few trails up in the Tahoe area that we try to run at least once a year. Without a doubt, it's one of the prettiest trails around, has just enough obstacles to give even a built up Jeep a challenge, is short enough that you can do it as a day run and has wonderful camping areas that make it a great overnighter as well. A couple of weeks back, our good friends Moochie, Dave and Laura were all up in the area and, as you can guess, we decided to take them out for a run on this trail. As luck would have it, our friend Mike was back from his trip to Hawaii and was eager to join in on the fun and we were even joined by our new friend Danny who showed up in his badass WJ. Here are some pics from our trip, I hope you enjoy.

After a beautiful drive along Highway 4 and over Ebbets Pass, we stopped at the Chickaree Pinic Area along Lake Alpine to air down...
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Pulling up to the trailhead and ready to have some fun...
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A short way into the trail, we pulled along side Silver Creek to enjoy the cool waters flowing across the granite slabs...
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Move right along...
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The first real obstacles are what we like to call the tubs and there are several different lines you can take through them ranging from easy to technical. Here's me making my run through it...
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Mike with his 35's was one of the smallest in our group but, still made it through with ease...
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It's always fun to see Nemo, driven by Dave here on the trail...
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Moochie making his run through...
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And Danny here making his way back out...
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The next obstacle is a V-shaped trench with some boulders thrown into it. Nothing too challenging, just fun...
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Moving on...
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Here's a fun spot along the way that allows you to really get all twisted up...
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Moving right along again and near the location that gives this trail its name...
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More pics below...

wayoflife
08-04-2012, 11:16 PM
Looking out across the Stanislaus National Forest...
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This route down a large granite slab is called Slickrock - obviously, the name of the trail as well...
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Time to make our way down it...
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Nice water crossing just before taking on the Ladder - the last and most technical obstacle on the trail...
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Time to take on the Ladder...
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Not having any front lockers made this a bit tougher for Danny but, he was still able to pull it through under his own power...
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The final stretch to the cool waters of Duck Creek and the end of the trail...
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Time to enjoy some lunch by the creek...
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With the crossing of this bridge, it's time to head on out...
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And we're done...
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I hope you enjoyed following our adventures across the Slickrock Trail. If you would like to see all the pics we took along the way, simply click on the link below:

Slickrock Trail Run 2012 Photo Gallery (http://project-jk.com/wpg2?g2_itemId=291107)

A BIG thanks goes out to all our friends for joining us for this run and making it as fun as it was. We hope to see you all again soon. :cool:

BONDSY
08-05-2012, 12:05 AM
As usual, the photos are awesome to see. :thumb:

DManuel
08-05-2012, 12:08 AM
What a great day! Thanks for posting the photos and trail write-up. Still wishing we were back in Tahoe. Thanks again for leading the run. Laura and I had a great time wheeling with everyone. Ready to do it all again!

Hightower
08-05-2012, 12:26 AM
It looks like you all had a great time...:thumb:

JKRay
08-05-2012, 12:35 AM
Beautiful trail! Looks like tons of fun! :)

Moochie
08-05-2012, 12:36 AM
Great photos!!! What a beautiful day for this run. Except for the cow pie that somebody ran over and splattered the side of their JK.

JKRay
08-05-2012, 12:54 AM
Great photos!!! What a beautiful day for this run. Except for the cow pie that somebody ran over and splattered the side of their JK.

Haha I hate when that happens!

kaptkrappy
08-05-2012, 01:02 AM
My "trails to do" list is growing again.

Beautiful area and great pics of it. Thanks. :thumb:

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Serg5000
08-05-2012, 01:02 AM
We can always count on great picture from you and Cindy. Thanks Eddie for taking the time to post these. Beautiful place.

LoPo
08-05-2012, 04:40 AM
Looks like a fun day. Wish I could have made it down that day.

BlackDiamondBound
08-05-2012, 06:19 AM
Great pictures Cindy! love the water shots and wild flowers

GCM 2
08-05-2012, 01:11 PM
Another great trail run! Looks like this year will be a record number of miles both on and off road for you guys, hold on for the next one!

wayoflife
08-05-2012, 03:27 PM
Glad to hear you all like the pics :yup:


What a great day! Thanks for posting the photos and trail write-up. Still wishing we were back in Tahoe. Thanks again for leading the run. Laura and I had a great time wheeling with everyone. Ready to do it all again!

we're so glad that you two were able to come up and play. we're totally ready to do it again soon too :cool:


Great photos!!! What a beautiful day for this run. Except for the cow pie that somebody ran over and splattered the side of their JK.

:cheesy: yeah, yeah, yeah - the worst part, that's the 2nd time i've done that doing this run. :crazyeyes:


Looks like a fun day. Wish I could have made it down that day.

it would have been nice if you had but, it was last minute and on a weekday and understandibly tough to do. we do hope to be up there again soon though so hopefully we'll catch you on another run.

wayoflife
08-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Great pictures Cindy! love the water shots and wild flowers

it was way cool of you to take time out of your busy work week to join us :thumb:


Another great trail run! Looks like this year will be a record number of miles both on and off road for you guys, hold on for the next one!

man, you ain't kidding - the next one is gonna be a killer :crazyeyes:

MTG
08-05-2012, 03:57 PM
Great pictures! What a fun day! Thanks for letting me tag along.

Edit: forgot I took this picture. Moochie drives so hard he literally tears up the road underneath him.


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wayoflife
08-06-2012, 02:01 AM
Great pictures! What a fun day! Thanks for letting me tag along.

Edit: forgot I took this picture. Moochie drives so hard he literally tears up the road underneath him.


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:cheesy: i love it!!

we're so glad that you were able to join us on this run :yup:

DManuel
08-19-2012, 04:34 AM
A couple photos of Mike getting all twisted up.44134414

wayoflife
08-19-2012, 01:47 PM
nice!! i hope you have more pics you can post :thumb:

Serg5000
08-19-2012, 03:08 PM
A couple photos of Mike getting all twisted up.<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4413"/><img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4414"/>

That trail look amazing.
As mentioned, more pics please.